The legendary Terry Eagleton draws on both his most recent work, Radical Sacrifice, and his newly-reissued classic Why Marx Was Right to consider the concepts which have underpinned our political thought for centuries, and shows that, when it comes to diagnosing the ills of modern society, some ideas don’t have a shelf life.
'If Terry Eagleton didn't exist, it would be necessary to invent him'.
-- Simon Critchley, author of The Book of Dead Philosophers
About Terry Eagleton
Terry Eagleton is one of Britain's most influential literary critics. Currently Distinguished Professor of English Literature at the University of Lancaster, he has previously held chairs at such leading institutions as Oxford, Manchester, NUI Galway and The University of Notre Dame in the US. Now resident in Northern Ireland, Eagleton is the author of more than fifty books in the fields of literary theory, postmodernism, politics, ideology, and religion, ten of which are published by Yale University Press. including Why Marx Was Right, Hope Without Optimism,and most recently, Radical Sacrifice.